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first_img I’m honoured to be leading RWM as Chair at this critical time. RWM’s mission to deliver a long-term solution for the safe disposal of higher-activity radioactive waste will protect future generations and our environment from the legacy of waste the UK has created over the past 60 years. RWM’s outstanding expertise in areas such as science and engineering, and its commitment to community engagement, will help deliver an infrastructure project like no other we’ve seen before in the UK and I am delighted to be a part of the team. Professor Malcolm Morley OBE has been appointed as Chair of Radioactive Waste Management (RWM). Last autumn, after almost 14 years in post, Professor Morley retired as Chief Executive of Harlow Council, where he led its transformation to become an award-winning local authority.Upon news of his appointment, Malcolm commented:last_img read more

first_imgHarvard University granted its highest honor for faculty members today to a scholar who has shown that sustainability can boost the bottom line and to a pioneer in stem cell research.Rebecca M. Henderson of the Harvard Business School (HBS) and Douglas Melton of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) and the Harvard Medical School (HMS) were named University Professors in recognition of their dedication to teaching and groundbreaking scholarship that crosses academic boundaries.“The University Professorships were established almost 80 years ago as a special way to recognize individuals of distinction who are working on the frontiers of knowledge in ways that cross the traditional boundaries of academic disciplines,” said President Drew Faust. “In the lab and in the field, as well as in the classroom, Professors Henderson and Melton have provided superior examples of the work of the Harvard faculty.”Melton, the Thomas Dudley Cabot Professor of the Natural Sciences and a co-chair of both the Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology (SCRB) and the Harvard Stem Cell Institute, has been a driving force behind the University’s ascendency in stem cell research. Along with his wife, Gail, he is also the Co-Master of Eliot House.“While the world knows Doug Melton as a scientist who has played a seminal role in the exponential growth of the new field of stem cell science, we at Harvard also know him as an untiring mentor to scientific leaders of tomorrow, and as an academic who is passionate about improving undergraduate education,” Faust said.Melton becomes the Xander University Professor. Melton initially established himself as a researcher by bringing the tools of molecular biology to bear on the field of developmental biology in frogs, but he switched his focus to the infant field of stem cell biology and regenerative medicine when his young son was diagnosed with type I diabetes. Since then, Melton has dedicated his career to using stem cell biology to search for a cure for diabetes, which was also diagnosed in his daughter.In 2004 with David Scadden, HMS’s Gerald and Darlene Jordan Professor of Medicine, Melton launched the Harvard Stem Cell Institute, which today boasts more than 80 principal investigators, and more than 800 scientists, scattered across the science departments, Schools, and affiliated hospitals at Harvard. Such a collaborative, interdisciplinary effort would have been unthinkable when Melton came to Harvard in 1981, after undergraduate studies at the University of Illinois and earning a Ph.D. as a Marshall Scholar in molecular biology at Cambridge University in England.Three years ago, Melton and Scadden were named co-chairs of SCRB, Harvard’s first inter-School department. Based in both the FAS and HMS, the department has launched an undergraduate concentration in regenerative biology, introducing a new generation of students to the possibilities of stem cell science.“This is a tremendous honor, for which I am very grateful. There are a number of great research institutions with outstanding scientists,” he said. “But what sets Harvard apart is the quality of its students, undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows. I especially enjoy teaching undergraduates because of their almost palpable desire not only to learn, but also to expand the frontiers of learning.”Henderson, the Senator John Heinz Professor of Environmental Management at HBS who also holds a joint appointment in the General Management and Strategy units, focuses her work on how organizations respond to large-scale technological shifts, most recently in regard to energy and the environment.“Rebecca Henderson was one of the first to recognize that profits and sustainability are not mutually exclusive, and that there are growth opportunities for companies that are committed to reducing their environmental footprints,” Faust said. “Hers is a leading voice on the environmental challenges of our time.”Henderson becomes the John and Natty McArthur University Professor, a chair established in honor of the former HBS dean and his wife. Henderson’s career has long explored the organizational and strategic issues that well-established companies face in responding to significant technological and competitive shifts. But her recent research focuses particularly on the ways in which environmental crises present both challenges and opportunities for the private sector.Henderson received an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1981 and a doctorate in business economics from Harvard in 1988. From 1998 to 2009, she was the Eastman Kodak Professor of Management at the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she taught courses in strategy, technology strategy, and sustainability. She joined HBS in 2009. She teaches leadership and corporate accountability and the field study seminar “Building Green Businesses” in the M.B.A. Program. She is also a research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Together with her colleague Forest Reinhardt, Henderson is co-director of the recently launched “Business and the Environment” initiative, a group that includes more than 40 faculty at the Business School and that is actively collaborating with faculty from across the University.“I am thrilled by this honor,” Henderson said. “We cannot address the environmental challenges we face without the active participation of the private sector, and at Harvard I’m surrounded both by an incredibly smart group of colleagues who are committed to finding ways to make this participation both possible and profitable, and by gifted students who are passionate about making a difference. It’s an incredibly exciting time.”last_img read more

first_img July 15, 2005 Regular News FSU’s Children in Prison clinical program wins praise FSU’s Children in Prison clinical program wins praise Students advocate for improved conditions, such as better nutrition and education, for juvenile inmates in adult prisons Inside the lock-down, razor-wired prison for adult women, Paolo Annino, a Florida State University law professor, asked a 14-year-old inmate: “What do you want?”Usually, on such visits, he would hear the same old plea: “I want out of here!”But this time, on this visit to the Jefferson Correctional Institution, the reply from the green-eyed girl wearing baggy prison garb stamped with her name and inmate number was a startling: “I want milk.”“And that opened up a whole new panorama for us,” recalled Annino, a clinical professor at the Children’s Advocacy Center of FSU’s College of Law.That unforgettable exchange in 1997 with a young prisoner in close custody for attempted kidnapping and burglary inspired him to launch a new clinical program at FSU called Children in Prison.Recently, that Children in Prison project won one of the most prestigious national awards in clinical education.Annino and Ruth Stone, the center’s co-directors, were in Chicago to accept the Award for Excellence in a Public Interest Project from the Clinical Legal Education Association. One of the center’s students also was recognized for her work on the project and Stone won two writing awards.The public interest award recognizes an outstanding clinical law school project that contributes to the public good. Alexander Scherr, president of CLEA, said the group seeks projects that reflect “creative and high-quality solutions to novel problems.”CLEA’s awards committee chair Andrea Seislstad called the Children in Prison project a “very good example of a project that addresses very important issues of a much underrepresented group of people for a sustained period.”Clinical law students involved in the Children in Prison project advocate for improved prison conditions, such as better nutrition and education, for juvenile inmates (13-15 years old) in adult prisons. Under the supervision of clinical professors, students also perform post-conviction work, such as filing appeals and motions for rehearings, research patterns of abuse in prison, and track the number of children in the prison system.Among other clients, the center represents juvenile inmates applying to the governor and Cabinet for executive clemency.The project has been featured on National Public Radio, 60 Minutes II, and was a The New York Times Sunday Magazine cover feature. It also has received international media attention in magazines such as Spain’s El Pais Semanal and Germany’s Bild. And The Florida Bar News also featured the program in its September 1, 1999, issue.Third-year student Jamie Ito received CLEA’s annual Outstanding Student Award for her work with the project. CLEA created the award to honor a law student at each law school who has excelled in a clinical course. Ito conducted in-depth interviews with juveniles in Florida’s adult prison, and drafted an extensive clemency petition and numerous affidavits.Stone also was presented with second- and third-place prizes in the CLEA Creative Writing Contest for her short stories titled “Ozzie Mendez” and “A World of Trouble.”The entries were judged by Richard Sweren, a writer and producer of the television show Law & Order ; Ross Berger, a New York City screenwriter; and David Gould, who coauthored the book Blood Brothers with Sol Wachler, a former New York appellate judge.In 2000, the first year that the writing contest was held, Stone placed second for her story, “Napoleon and the Battle of Midway,” and in 2001, she won the first-place award for “Clearwater.” “Clearwater” will be published shortly by the Thomas N. Cooley Journal of Practical and Clinical Law. Founded in 1991, the Children’s Advocacy Center trains second- and third-year law students in legal advocacy with an emphasis on intensive one-on-one and small group instruction. It represents children, persons with disabilities, and victims of domestic violence. It also handles special education, Medicaid, foster care, delinquency, criminal, school expulsions, developmental services, and supplemental security income.last_img read more

first_img 98SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Wendy Moody Wendy Moody is a Senior Editor with Wendy works with the editorial team to help edit the content including current news, press releases, jobs and events. She keeps … Web: Details Your job security isn’t necessarily in question just because someone at work doesn’t like you. But, it can absolutely make your work life a lot more difficult, especially when that someone is your boss. Here are 4 warning signs your boss doesn’t care for you.They avoid youIf your boss doesn’t like you, chances are they will avoid you at all costs. Whether that means they have someone deliver messages to you or they only communicate with you via email or by phone, if they are not meeting with you face to face it could be a telltale sign.They talk down to youHave you ever felt like no matter what you say, your boss belittles your ideas? Being constantly talked down to is a sign your boss just doesn’t like you. This behavior will really stand out when others agree with you or are complimentary, and your supervisor continues to demean you.They exclude youIf others are called to give their opinions or share ideas and you never are, it could be because your boss has no interest in your feedback. That may be because your expertise does not pertain to what is being discussed, or it could be because your boss’ feelings for you prevent them from selecting you for new projects.They call you outEver notice you’re being reprimanded in front of coworkers for actions or behaviors others exhibit as well? It could be your boss is using you to set an example because of their feelings for you. If this occurs, keep your head down and don’t get defensive.Just because your boss doesn’t like you, it doesn’t mean they are trying to edge you out. Remember, as long as you’re pleasant and professional, you don’t have to be friends with your colleagues or your boss. If you notice your manager doesn’t care for you, use that as a motivator; show them you are a valuable employee and despite their personal feelings for you, let your strong job performance show why you are an asset to the company.last_img read more

first_img 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Pablo Aabir Das Pablo is a strategy advisor for Reggora, the modern appraisal technology platform that mortgage lenders and appraisal vendors both love. Reggora uses the latest technology, integrations, and automation to streamline … Web: Details In 2018, the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released quarterly numbers for loan profitability across the mortgage industry. The results were grim – the MBA reported that the cost per loan had actually increased since Q3 and, due to rising production costs, mortgage lenders were posting a net loss per loan originated for the second time that year.This has sent lenders scrambling for answers and ways to compensate for these numbers. Interestingly enough, just last month LendingTree published a series of key findings indicating that lenders who were investing in technology and prioritizing the digitization of the loan origination process were experiencing success across the board – including a significant decrease in loan closing times. In an era where margins on loans are thin and lenders are constantly searching for different ways to increase profit and close loans faster, LendingTree’s study is proof that strategic investments in technology can serve as a solution for mortgage lenders. However, investing in technology is one thing, but investing in the right technology is a whole other ballgame. Today across mortgage lending the “shiny object syndrome” is alive and well – in other words, it is easy to invest in slick technologies that seem modern and advanced, but harder to identify the technologies that yield clear return on investment. With the influx of technology in the mortgage industry today, it is critical that loan originators approach technology investments with prudence and strategy. Today, lenders should primarily invest in technology that maximize loan profitability, streamline manual workflows, and provide the borrower with a better end to end experience. One way to do this is for lenders to reevaluate the way they calculate the costs to manufacture loans and then identify technologies that directly expedite certain parts of the process. When evaluating loan profitability, aside from looking just at rate figures, lenders should break down each step of the loan origination cycle by number of employees involved, time per minute spent on each task, and the rate at which someone is in a loan file completing a particular action. By quantifying how long one employee spends on a milestone event, lenders will have a holistic snapshot of how costly each phase of the origination cycle truly is. With this loan productivity analysis in mind, it becomes clear that certain areas of the origination cycle tend to require more resources than others. A piece from HousingWire from November 2018 highlights how lenders should look for efficiencies in the valuation stage of the loan cycle in an effort to reduce manual processes and emphasize automation. Today the appraisal process can delay the loan cycle by weeks while lenders grapple with Excel sheets, appraisal management companies, and outdated software. During the appraisal process, internal processors are tasked with spending time on each file assigning orders to appraisers or following up on status requests. Accounting departments have to juggle the finances of requesting payments from the borrower and paying out the appraiser. And underwriters spend time manually reviewing each appraisal for accuracy and are often forced to go back to the appraiser for revisions. Overall, from a loan profitability standpoint, lenders are losing money daily by not investing in technology that can streamline and automate their appraisal process. Today, new software exists that can save lenders money by not only eliminating manual tasks, but also by decreasing appraisal turn times, which result in a shorter time to close.  Lenders that invest in comprehensive appraisal automation platforms can take advantage of algorithms that instantly match appraisals with available appraisers, regularly update processors about appraisal statuses, automatically run appraisals through advanced underwriting engines, and even automate the entire payment processing workflow for the accounting team. For every minute that employees are not spending in the loan file, and for each day that the appraisal turn time is cut down, lenders save money and maximize loan profitability, thereby increasing the margins on that particular loan. There is ample evidence that one of the surefire ways to cut production costs is to strategically invest in technology that provides a clear return on investment by way of concretely automating manual processes and decreasing origination time. Within the loan cycle, the appraisal is a good place to start. last_img read more

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first_imgGreat Britain: London & Continental Engineering, the Channel Tunnel rail link design and management consortium, has been renamed Rail Link Engineering.Thrall Car has announced plans to build wagons in Great Britain; Wisconsin Central subsidiary EWS plans to order up to 500 wagons each year.Malaysia: On March 20 Ansaldo Signal announced that it would set up a strategic alliance with local firm Time Salam Engineering to market, supply and commission signalling equipment in southeast Asia and Australia.Spain: Japanese multinational Itochu has sold its 65% stake in Stone Ibérica to Spain’s Albatros Corp.USA: On March 17 ABC Rail Products announced plans to set up a joint venture with Damy Cambios de Via based in Guadalajara.last_img

first_img“It’s great we have races but it’s shocking we are sitting in this room.”Hamilton’s comments came as five F1 team members were advised to go into isolation after developing symptoms that could be related to coronavirus.The Mercedes driver expressed concerns about the numbers of fans attending the season-opening event and F1’s response to the crisis in the wake of other sporting events being called off and increasing travel restrictions around the globe.On Wednesday, the NBA basketball season was suspended after a player tested positive and President Donald Trump banned flights from 26 European countries to the United States.Lewis Hamilton (second right) and Sebastian Vettel (second left) were talking at the official news conference before the Australian Grand Prix, alongside Williams’ Nicholas Latifi (left) and Renault’s Daniel Ricciardo“[There are] so many fans there and it seems like the rest of the world is reacting – probably a little bit late,” Hamilton said.“But we are seeing Trump shutting down the borders, the NBA has been suspended yet F1 continues to go on.”It was said on Wednesday that results of the tests on the five team members – four from Haas and one from McLaren – would be announced within 24 to 72 hours.But Hamilton, asked whether the race should be called off if they were positive, expressed cynicism that it would be before race day on Sunday.“It is a major decision,” he said, “but I heard the result is not going to come back for five days – coincidentally.”And asked why F1 was continuing, Hamilton said: “Cash is king.”He added: “I just urge everyone to be as careful as you can be – touching doors; I hope everyone has hand sanitiser.Renault driver Esteban Ocon arrived at the circuit in Melbourne on Thursday wearing a face maskRead Also: Tension as Juventus star tests positive for coronavirus“I saw all the fans going on like it was a normal day, but I don’t think it is. I really hope we go through the weekend and don’t see any fatalities.”Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel added: “It is very difficult having a fair judgement, but I do realise a lot of sporting competitions get cancelled and it is fair to ask the question why you are here.“We have have to trust [motorsport’s governing body] FIA and for them to take all the precautions but the answer no one can give you is how much you can control what is going on.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 “I am very, very surprised we are here,” the world champion said in the official news conference on Thursday. Lewis Hamilton says it is “shocking” that Formula 1 has pressed ahead with this weekend’s Australian Grand Prix amid the global coronavirus pandemic.Advertisement Loading… Promoted ContentThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreTop 10 Female Disney Villains You’ll Definitely Fall In Love With9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooWhat Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?What Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?Who Earns More Than Ronaldo?Who’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A Vegan7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits EarthBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Madelast_img read more

first_imgRelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ Ings not interested in leaving Saints, Southampton manager says Live stream Premier League, La Liga, Serie A on Showmax Pro this weekend The Community Shield will take place at Wembley on August 29, the FA has confirmed.The traditional curtain-raiser for the new season will see Premier League champions Liverpool play either Arsenal or Chelsea, who meet in this Saturday’s FA Cup final. The kick-off time for the game will be announced at a later date.It has been reported that the match could welcome a restricted number of supporters into Wembley as part of plans for supporters to make a socially-distanced return to sports venues more widely from October 1.The match will be immediately followed by an international break from September 2 to 10.The announcement comes after the Premier League revealed last week the 2020/21 season would start on September 12 and run until May 23, 2021.The EFL has also confirmed the Championship, League One and League Two seasons will commence on the same weekend, with their regular seasons ending on the weekend of May 8, 2021. Tags: Community ShieldFA CupPremier Leaguelast_img read more

first_img Press Association Tony McCoy heads to Exeter for three rides tomorrow on what could prove a landmark day in the record-breaking champion jockey’s career. Nicky Henderson’s Punchestown bumper runner-up was the 4-11 favourite for his debut over timber and moved sweetly enough in the hands of the 18-times champion. There was a slight moment of concern for his supporters as the six-year-old made a mistake four flights from home and he was also less than convincing at the final obstacle, but his class advantage was clear as he came home 10 lengths clear of Fine Words. Talking about Captain Cutter’s mistake four flights from the finish, McCoy said: “When he jumped, he almost caught his head. It could have been worse. He could have knuckled over, but thankfully he didn’t. “With the price that he went off at, he won the way he should have. “He is a nice type of horse, he needs to brush up on his jumping and needs a bit of experience. “He has started off well. I’m not sure he is the easiest horse to ride, but hopefully he will be (in time), all being well.” McCoy added to his tally with his final ride from three on the card as 11-10 favourite Foundation Man claimed victory in the Weatherbys Bank Foreign Exchange Handicap Chase. Jonjo O’Neill’s charge received a reminder from McCoy down the back straight, but mastered Lemon’s Gent from the home turn and looked to have the race in safe keeping jumping the second-last. Upton Mead came from further back to try to make a race of it under a familiar foe in Richard Johnson, but Foundation Man safely negotiated the final obstacle and was always doing enough to hold on by two and three-quarter lengths. McCoy said: “He has been a disappointing horse, to be honest. “He was going everywhere but forward, but he obviously has ability and he can improve. He is taking a step nearer and he is getting better. “You can see from the size of him that he is a chaser, and hopefully he will improve with every race he runs.” Assessing his chances at Exeter, McCoy said: “I wouldn’t say they are good chances. Flemenson is probably the best one.” The O’Neill-trained Flemenson bids to make in two from two over obstacles in the opening novice hurdle at the Devon venue, while McCoy also rides Keen Eye in a similar event and Well Hello There, also trained by O’Neill, goes in a handicap chase. A double at Kempton courtesy of Captain Cutter and Foundation Man left McCoy on 3,998 career winners over jumps – and two successes at Exeter would see him reach the magical 4,000 at the track that saw him register his first British winner back in September 7, 1994, on the Gordon Edwards-trained Chickabiddy Captain Cutter survived a less-than-fluent round of jumping to ultimately run out a comfortable winner of the Weatherbys Bank Foreign Exchange “National Hunt” Novices’ Hurdle. last_img read more